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Administrative Services 09.03.2020

Auraria Library Impact Report Spring 2020 Cover

The Auraria Library is proud to launch a new initiative aimed at increasing transparency and highlighting the Library’s role in supporting our students’ academic journey on the Auraria Campus.

“We continually strive to be good stewards of our resources,” said Cinthya Ippoliti, director of the Auraria Library, “We have a strong sense of responsibility to let our users know how we support their goals and address the various tri-institutional priorities for the Auraria Campus.”

Centered around providing regular reports regarding the usage of our services, resources, and spaces, as well as understanding their impact on student learning and success, this first edition highlights how the Library met the arrival of COVID-19 by reinforcing the Library’s strong presence in the digital space and working diligently to ensure the health and well-being of the Auraria Campus community.

This report has two key themes:

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  • What Help is Available?
    Please visit our Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates for the latest updates about what services are currently available.

  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library and provides in-person help by answering questions about the Library, Campus, or three Institutions. This service also loans anatomical items, technology items (such as phone charges and calculators), plus course reserves, or textbooks, for some classes. Please visit the Auraria Library COVID-19 Updates for information about when this service will be available.

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment. We can help you out via Zoom or over the phone. Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use our 24/7 chat service.


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

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